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September 14, 2016

3 Ways to Master New Year's Resolution

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Let me be honest, I have never been a firm believer in New Year's Resolutions. I don't see the point in setting a goal just because of its a new year. Maybe it's the stigma attached to New Year's Resolutions that I have never liked, they usually are empty goals that bear no results. Year after year without fail people set New Year's Resolutions with no intention of doing anything with them. Let's break the cycle of the ordinary resolution chain.

Over the last 3 months, I have consistently reached my goals. Instead of whining about all the time, I don't have to get things done. I decided to just do it, one day at a time. The biggest mistake I made in my goal setting was piling all my work up into one day. Boy did I dread that day? Then again, who would look forward to a day filled with work!



“Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.”- Muhammad Yunus

The biggest contribution to my change is MINDSET. I realized I want to have more tomorrow than I do today. The day that I decided to get excited about working towards my goals is the day everything changed for me. The 4 W's helped too, mainly because they enabled me to ditch the excuses and execute my plans accordingly. Finally, I began to lead the life I dreamed of and stepped into my God given destiny.


My habits of Focus (Habit=End Goal)

  • Prayer=Positive Attitude
  • Affirmations=Staying focus on my goal (big picture)
  • Early Rising=Time Management


“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” - TWYLA THARP

Instead of waiting until December to decide what your New Year Resolutions are or lack thereof. Let's make a list of our goals and identify the habits necessary to achieve them. The key to successful goal setting is creating productive habits. So this time around tries using a habit tracker. I personally like Fabulous Motivate Me! it's simple and perfect for creating a consistent morning routine for success.


3 Steps for a Successful New Year's Resolution

  1. 30 Day Challenge (Click photo to grab your free printable)
  2. Track each Habit
  3. Be consistent. Resist the urge to backtrack or take it easy.

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56 comments :

  1. For me, tracking the habit is SO important! My goal was to get fit, I lost 23 pounds (so far), and I honestly think that tracking my exercise and eating habits was most essential to the process. It works wonders.

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  2. Great post:) I think that making a list with our goals is really good idea

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  3. I love that. Yeah, I don't understand why we set unrealistic goals for ourselves either, they just make us feel bad. I live by the 3 goals a day theory.

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  4. I'm not a fan of new years resolutions... with that said, I do annual planning but it's more a part of the grand scheme of things. I have learned that consistency is key to achieving your goals.

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  5. Good job! Never thought of starting earlier.

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  6. Thanks it is never to early to get started!

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  7. Planning year is so important to personal development and success. Consistency, Consistency, Consistency its everything.

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  8. Being realistic with your goals is so important to helping you stay motivated. I love that, 3 goal a day.

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  9. Congratulations! Yes I learned the very hard way the importance of accountability.

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  10. Which 30 day challenge did you mean? I would love to do it.

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  11. I actually talk about the challenge in the podcast. But basically choose a habit that can help you met one of your goals. For example, one of my goals is being positive. So one of the habits I am tracking is daily prayer. I hope that helps.

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  12. I never make resolutions at New Years; they're always broken a few days into the new year. I like the idea of your printable and accountability - much more realistic!

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  13. Me either. It's so strange how everyone brags about how they have already give up on the NYR 2 weeks into the year. Thank you, I hope it helps!

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  14. Awesome! I love the 30 day challenge! I am so going to try this with my hubby for New Year's! Thanks!

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  15. I'm bad with keeping my resolutions! Might have to try this and challenge myself :)

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  16. I've never been good a sticking to new years resolutions, but maybe this will be the year!

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  17. You should try it. Having an accountability partner can make a big difference in your ability to change your habits.

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  18. I honestly never bother with resolutions because I know I won't follow through. I know my limits ;)

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  19. This is something I've been meant to read. Mindset, goal setting, and pushing through have been at the top of mind for me lately and any little bit of advice on the matter is huge! Thanks

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  20. I have learned it's important to continuously read and listen to self-development. The consistency of staying enthralled in it, helps you to turn it into your reality even quicker.

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  21. Goal setting and just doing it!!! Is sooo important! Love this!

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  22. I definitely was someone who never stuck it out with my New Years resolution. Taking the steps to actually track my goals using a planner has really helped me become more successful in reaching all my goals. I think more people need to be aware of that and your post is great reminder

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  23. I absolutely love the idea and can't wait to try it!

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  24. I would add to write down the WHY and WHY NOT of the goal,as it motivate us even more to achieve it.Thank you

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  25. Great post! I've never written down my resolutions. But I'm proud I've made some positive changes that have stuck over the past couple of years. I started to exercise although I have to get more intense about it and started tackling the clutter in my home. But I need to carve out time for some fun resolutions like writing.

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  26. Goal setting as opposed to resolutions is really a fantastic perspective on how to look at the coming new year, or any time of year in general. You don't have to wait for January 1 to make goals.

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  27. I can't tell you how many times I wrote resolutions that I ended up dropping on January the 3rd. Thank you for the words of motivation !

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  28. A great post! Got me to think about how I can get grounded and set realistic goals :)

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  29. For me it's easy to pick a challenge, but being consistent and not giving it up is my problem

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  30. Prayer=Positive AttitudeAffirmations=Staying focus on my goal (big picture)
    Early Rising=Time Management
    I need to implement these habits BIG TIME

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  31. I'm not very good with New Year's resolutions, either. I think your tip to track each habit is a very strong way to hold oneself accountable of a goal or goals he/she wants to accomplish.

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  32. This was a huge reminder of the work that goes into making your dreams happen. Thank you for sharing and for including an awesome printable. Hope it's okay if I share it to Pinterest.

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  33. consistency is something I struggle with as a Gemini but these are great tips to sticking to a resolution :) For me I usually make too drastic of resolutions where instead I need to do more manageable goals I think.

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  34. Hi Kari,Creating realistic goals is really important to maintain your confidence and motivation. I hope your able to use these tips to take 2017 to the next level! Let me know how it goes!

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  35. Hi Lay,
    Of course. I definitely appreciate the Pinterest love. Thank you!

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  36. Hi Jennifer,
    Accountability is the key to consistency.

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  37. Hi Andrea,
    You should. Even if you just start with one. Every step counts.

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  38. Fight the urge to quit. Consistency is hard. But nothing worth having was ever easy.

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  39. Hi Janine,
    I can't wait to see how you run with it!

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  40. Hi Idriss,
    Don't we all. You are so welcome.

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  41. No you don't. I hope we can get started together!

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  42. Hi Rebecca,
    But you started and that is truly the hardest part. Just get excited about writing your goals and you will be at your desk in no time.

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  43. Hi Fatima,
    Yes exactly! I actually cover that in more detail in my post about How to Set Goals you Actually Accomplish.

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  44. Hey Tay,
    Yay! Let me know how it goes!

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  45. Hi Katrina,
    Thank you! It's always great to hear other peoples wins.

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  46. Hi Amy,
    JUST DO IT!!! I love that. Thanks

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  47. Great advice! The printable will be such a helpful tool as well!

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  48. Thank you! Glad to hear it!

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  49. I like the thought of not waiting until New Years to make your resolutions. That's actually really smart, because then you can come up with a game plan. Thanks for sharing!
    michenn
    michenn Accessorizing with ThePeachBox

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  50. not so good at keeping to the resolutions i pick but your guide here should do the magic for me i sopoz... thanks for sharing...

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  51. What a great idea! Tracking habits would be very helpful to break the bad ones. I should try this with some of my bad habits!

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  52. Great idea. There is something magical about writing things down.

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